During an appearance at MCM Comic Con, Kevin Conroy, who voiced the caped crusader in Batman: The Animated Series, revealed his feelings on Ben Affleck’s take on the character.
When Affleck was initially cast as Batman, the internet was not too happy. In fact, Twitter was absolutely flooded with memes and comments criticizing the casting choice. However, upon the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Affleck’s performance was one of the few aspects of the film that critics were praising. Conroy, whos turn as the Dark Knight is almost universally loved by fans, agrees that Affleck made for a good Batman:
“Well, the one thing I will say about that, and I’m not going to get into commenting on actor’s performances. I don’t know if you’re aware, you probably are, in the Twitterverse and on the Internet, there was a lot of criticism when he got cast. Saying ‘Oh my god! He’s going to be terrible!’ And I was telling people ‘Wait a minute! Give this guy a chance! He’s a good actor. Let’s see what he does with it, you know?’ And I think he surprised a lot of people.” Conroy continued. “He really pulled it off. I thought he was really good. So I’m more in his court than a lot of people are, I guess. I think people gave him a hard time before they even saw what he would do with it. There’s a lot of pre-judging.”
So, what do you think of Affleck’s Batman? Do you agree with Conroy? Let us know down in the comments! If you’re still undecided, you can see Affleck as Batman in Justice League.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds. The film is available now on 4K, Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
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